[UPDATE] Fire at Abandoned Tallahassee Motel - SLIDESHOW

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Tallahassee, Florida - November 21, 2011 - 11am

This morning around 9a.m., seven units from the Tallahassee Fire Department responded to a reported building fire in an abandoned motel in the 2100 Block of West Tennessee Street. Firefighters arrived to fire showing in the office area and was able to quickly
extinguish the fire. There was no power to the building and it was unoccupied. Fire officials were able to determine the fire to be incendiary, but the exact cause of the fire is under investigation.

No injuries were reported during the incident. Damage is estimated at $5,000.

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Tallahassee, Florida - November 21, 2011

Units of the Tallahassee Fire Department responded to a fire at an abandoned hotel on West Tennessee Street earlier this morning.

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  • by BSB on Nov 22, 2011 at 10:56 AM
    Wasn't it Colonial Inn for a while. We had plenty of late nights in that roach invested shack.
  • by unknown on Nov 22, 2011 at 08:02 AM
    the was the old syline motel and sheffield's never ran out of this motel it had a building next to this motel that was torn down for honda to bulid there.
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      by DTH on Nov 22, 2011 at 11:42 AM in reply to unknown
      Honda built a Block Down accross the Street from the Gas Station. Go look behind the Hotel and you will see where Shefields stored the Wrecked Vehicles they Towed. They used the Front Building for their Wrecker Office and they put up a Privacy Fence.
  • by unknown on Nov 22, 2011 at 07:58 AM
    all yall that comment on this page are stupid! it could have been somebody homeless just trying to find a place to stay and keep warm and we all are just a pay check or a few dollars away from maybe being like them people sleep on the bus stop or asking for change that was just a dumb thing to even post on here u heartless dummie.
  • by Crack Me Up Location: Tallahassee on Nov 22, 2011 at 03:27 AM
    Another prime crackhouse destroyed. Guess we are going to have to return to Ford Street to smoke. The prices are higher but the police do not bother us there.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 at 09:59 PM
    I think the name of the establishment was "Backdoor Beauty."
  • by Concerned Location: Tallahassee on Nov 21, 2011 at 01:23 PM
    I believe that this is the Old Lafayette Motel near Bill's Book Store in the 2100 Block of West Tenn. Street.It has long been known for Illicit Activity.
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      by tracey on Nov 21, 2011 at 03:34 PM in reply to Concerned
      it looks like the old motel that sheffield's auto body took over, it was further down tennessee street. near the uhaul place.
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      by DTH on Nov 22, 2011 at 11:45 AM in reply to Concerned
      The one you are thinking about is a Tan Painted Brick Hotel and is still open for Business.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 at 12:00 PM
    what was the name of this hotel?
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      by will on Nov 21, 2011 at 12:50 PM in reply to
      and where at on Tenn. st.
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      by DTH on Nov 21, 2011 at 03:15 PM in reply to
      This looks like the one West of Ocala Street on the Left heading West on the Curve. It is beside the Bigger Hotel. Shefields Paint & Body ran their Wrecker Service out of their after they tore down a couple of the Buildings. The whole thing should have been torn down long ago.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 at 09:13 AM
    Why was a black woman sleeping in a chair by the Subway near where Black Cat News used to be last night? She had all her belongings with her. As I was getting in my car from an appt about 10-11 p.m. a black guy accosted me for money! Where are the police? Why aren't they patroling Monroe St.
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      by want to know on Nov 21, 2011 at 09:52 AM in reply to Anonymous
      What does this have to do with this story. Do you think the lady or the man set the fire? Homeless and in need does not make you an arsonist.
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        by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 at 02:51 PM in reply to want to know
        I don't see where he said they were arsonists?
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 at 02:50 PM in reply to Anonymous
      Did you call the police? They can't be everywhere at all times.
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        by Dee on Nov 22, 2011 at 03:25 AM in reply to
        I agree that the police cannot be everywhere at all times. If you really need a TPD officer, you can locate Chief Dennis Jones painting at any railroad over pass. If you do not need the chief himself, you can locate Sgt Baldwin calling for rides to prevent people from getting DUI charges. If you need the Mayor...you might have to send to China or contact Honeywell. He is working for them now.
  • by Hobo Billy Location: Lafayette Park on Nov 21, 2011 at 09:13 AM
    I'm glad I moved out of there.
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      by iphone on Nov 21, 2011 at 10:22 AM in reply to Hobo Billy
      hobo billy are you using your iphone to comment?
  • by what will we do? on Nov 21, 2011 at 07:31 AM
    Fifteen crackheads just lost their home... somebody needs to take them in for the holidays.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 at 08:24 AM in reply to what will we do?
      How many are you taking in?
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        by what will we do? on Nov 21, 2011 at 09:16 AM in reply to
        I don't do crackheads. They might burn my place down as they leave.
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          by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 at 02:52 PM in reply to what will we do?
          Why would you suggest somebody do something that you aren't willing to do?
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      by Tom on Nov 21, 2011 at 04:08 PM in reply to what will we do?
      Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda will take them in. She loves that type.
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